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Tentative Program
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
8:00 AM
8:15 AM
Registration / Breakfast
8:15 AM
8:30 AM
Opening Presentation, SMERC
8:30 AM
10:00 AM
Session 1: Creating connections between the grid, technology and consumer on the Distribution side and accompanying challenges and opportunities  

Plenary: Mukhles Bhuiyan, Smart Grid Program Director, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power
'LADWP's Smart Grid Plan'
Chris Chen, Market Development Manager, San Diego Gas & Electric
Andres Carvallo, EVP and Chief Strategy Offcier, Proximetry
'Advanced Smart Grid Network Management System'
10:00 AM
10:15 AM
Coffee Break
10:15 AM
11:45 AM
Session 2: Smart Grid - Infrastructure, Policy and Technology Challenges for EVs and renewables  

Plenary: Avi Gopstein, Senior Advisor, US Department of Energy
Ronald Young, GM Technical Fellow, General Motors Company
'GM EVs and the Smart Grid'
Alex Kim, Director - Customer Innovations, San Diego Gas & Electric
'Electric Grid Integration Challenges for PEV's & Renewables'
Graham Avis, Vice President and General Manager, Hughes San Diego
11:45 AM
12:15 PM
12:15 PM
12:45 PM
Luncheon Keynote: :  Rick Teebay, Office of Sustainability, Internal Services Depart, County of Los Angeles
12:45 PM
1:15 PM
Luncheon Speaker: :  Rajit Gadh, Professor & Director, UCLA - WINMEC & Smart Grid Energy Research Center
1:15 PM
2:45 PM
Session 3: Working towards a smarter grid - monitoring, modeling, visualization and decision making  

Plenary: Vikram Budhraja, President, Electric Power Group
Gilbert Weigand, Director, Strategic Programs, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Marcelo Elizondo, Research Engineer, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
'Modeling of distributed energy resources in the smart grid'
Jeff Stewart, , Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL)
2:45 PM
4:15 PM
Session 4: Advanced Power, Communications, Energy storage/EVs, Appliances and Data technologies for the Smart Grid of the Future  

Richard Pratt, Senior Engineer, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
'Grid-Friendly Charging and Communication Standards'
Bert Taube, Director of Business Development, Versant Corporation
'Benefits of Object Database Technology for Energy and Smart Grid Applications'
Jiuchun Jiang, Dean of School of Electrical Engineering, Beijing Jiaotong University, China
'Battery Management System and Application in Mobile Storage'
Jonathan Thompson, Global Utility Sales Leader, GE Appliances
4:15 PM
Conference Ends
Conference Program Subject to Change

WINMEC, Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science, SMERC, Clean Tech Los Angeles

Hughes Network Systems, ISMB, InterDigital Communications, Raytheon,

Media Sponsor:
HomePlug Powerline Alliance

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